Mercer increases commitment to industry and public sector

Mercer increases commitment to industry and public sector

Mercer increases commitment to industry and public sector funds with two senior appointments

  • 7 September 2011
  • Australia, Melbourne

Mercer has made two senior appointments in its Outsourcing business as it expands its footprint in the industry and public sector (multi-employer) superannuation fund sectors.
Tony Winwood, who has held senior management roles at JP Morgan Chase, Vanguard Investments and the Victorian Superannuation Board during his 30 year career in investment, funds management and superannuation, has been appointed as Multi-employer & Stand Alone Segment Leader.
Mr Winwood will be responsible for driving the strategy for this business segment and overseeing the delivery of Mercer’s outsourcing service offering to industry, public sector and corporate and stand alone funds.
Mercer has also appointed Patrick Muhlen-Schulte as the Outsourcing Sales Manager for multiemployer funds. Mr Muhlen-Schulte will be primarily focused on industry and public sector funds and brings valuable insights from his most recent role as Chief of Staff to the New South Wales Treasurer. Patrick has held a number of senior advisory roles in NSW and Federal Government, with extensive dealings with unions, government agencies and the superannuation industry.
Sandy McCarthy, Mercer’s Outsourcing Business Leader for Asia Pacific said Mercer has a depth of experience in managing the complex needs of multi-employer funds. The appointment of Tony and Patrick puts us another step ahead in terms of strengthening our commitment to enhancing our administration and benefits services for the specific needs of public sector and industry superannuation funds.
“Our recent partnership with Retirement Benefits Fund (RBF) in Tasmania is testimony to the fact there is a shift towards an outsourced model in this sector. Our experience makes us an ideal partner to help these funds manage change and risk in the current environment and help them enhance the member experience.
“Tony and Patrick bring valuable new skills and industry knowledge as we continue to grow and enhance our services for multi-employer funds. I’m pleased to welcome them both to Mercer,” said Ms McCarthy.
Mercer’s Outsourcing business in Australia provides administration and member services for the Mercer Super Trust, corporate stand alone clients and multi-employer funds including the provision of administration, call centre services, education, communications and financial advice. Mercer services the needs of more than one million Australian superannuation members with around AU$18 billion of assets under administration.

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